About Me

As a Partner and Head of our Employment team in Warsaw, I am an experienced employment law expert specialised in litigation, including civil and criminal cases involving corruption and trade secrets.

Since 2005, I have advised clients on the full spectrum of employment law cases, including complex restructuring processes involving M&A, employee transfers (ARD/TUPE) and collective redundancies.

I am passionate about compliance and help our clients in implementing codes of conduct, whistle-blowing polices and anti-corruption procedures. My practice also includes the development of client training in this field.

With extensive training and experience in IP, I support our clients in developing internal policies and strategies to protect trade secrets and combat unfair competition, including reviewing internal corporate documentation and technical measures, and drafting non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

Over the years, I have represented domestic and international corporations in internal investigations relating to unfair practices at all levels of their organisations, covering domestic and international standards including the Polish Act on Combating Unfair Competition. As a consequence, I have supported our clients in planning and running proceedings against their employees or business partners, in civil, labour and criminal cases. I support our clients in difficult termination cases, including employee frauds and other misconduct.

Today, I am a consultant to the Polish Chamber of Commerce and an OLAF and IBA expert for negotiated settlements.


  • Jagiellonian University, Postgraduate studies: Copyright and neighbouring rights, publishing and press law
  • University of Warsaw, Law and Administration


  • Polish Bar Association
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Karolina always provides top-notch service and I trust her completely. She is very knowledgeable and concrete, and is incredibly dynamic in action. I can always rely on her. Karolina is just outstanding.

Chambers Europe, 2024

Really appreciated Karolina Stawicka for her willingness to compromise in order to meet our needs as well as being reachable 24/7 if needed.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Karolina Stawicka, Paulina Grotkowska and MichaƂ Olszewski all create unique client-legal counsel connections, providing spot-on and easy-to-apply advice in fast-changing regulatory environments. Outstanding team overall.'

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

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